An international group of experts has voted to retire the leap second by 2035.
From the forces that keep athletes twirling and sliding, to the weird laws governing the world of the very small, to the far-out concepts of time travel and alternate universes, physics covers a lot of interesting territory. Here, Live Science keeps you abreast of all the fascinating physics discoveries.Physics
Astronomers stunned by 'brightest of all time' gamma-ray burst reckon it could be the most powerful space explosion since the Big Bang
Here's a look at all winners of the Nobel Prize in physics, including Steven Chu, Aage Niels Bohr and Enrico Fermi.
Shock-compressing PET plastics can create tiny nanodiamonds with a range of technological applications.
At 'supercriticality,' the difference between the liquid and gas phases of a material seems to disappear. New research finds that this weird tipping point may be simpler than scientists thought.
Albert Einstein's famous equation E = m^2 connects energy to mass via the speed of light. Find out why E = m^2.
Reference The strong force is one of the four fundamental forces of nature. Learn how it fits into the Standard Model of particle physics.
Astronomers have directly measured the mass and velocity of an isolated black hole for the first time using gravitational lensing.
NASA's next-generation space observatory has sustained its first noticeable impact less than six months after launch, but the agency isn't too concerned.
Here are the best physics books for anyone looking for an accessible and engaging immersion into the world of physics and wondering about our universe.
Future fusion reactions inside tokamaks could shine even brighter than before, thanks to groundbreaking new research to find the maximum density of the hydrogen plasma fuel that powers them.